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by Ramsayman
Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: Construction
Topic: using "bluestuff" for first time
Replies: 7
Views: 787

Re: using "bluestuff" for first time

It's a bit of trial and error. I used exactly what you bought - Bluestuff and Greenstuff putty. Just plan out your Blue molds carefully. I made molds of two 1/72 scale seats from an SR-71. My first attempt had the "opening" on the bottom of the seat with the seats head at the depth of the "hole". It...
by Ramsayman
Fri Jul 28, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Contest 23: Departures v2.0
Topic: New Contest ?
Replies: 21
Views: 14222

Re: New Contest ?

The more I think about it I'd be okay with Pink as well. There's one thing I've been wanting an excuse to build that would work for that...

But I also like a crossovers idea. Mixed-universe type theme.
by Ramsayman
Sun Jun 18, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: "Blue Stuff" reusable molding (aka Oyumaru)
Replies: 19
Views: 1762

Re: "Blue Stuff" reusable molding (aka Oyumaru)

I just recently got some Blue Stuff. I used Green Stuff tape with it. I cast and molded a couple of 1/72 cockpit chairs with it. First try didn't work so well, but figured out my errors and tried again. Second time worked pretty well! I think the Green Stuff tape was not necessarily my best choice f...
by Ramsayman
Sun Jun 12, 2016 5:14 pm
Forum: Wonderfest 2016
Topic: Sound off as you get home safely . . . . .
Replies: 21
Views: 4262

I got home safely this afternoon. :D Mind you, I was only coming home from Church.... didn't get to go to Wonderfest, but the title didn't specify so.... :P
by Ramsayman
Tue May 31, 2016 6:47 pm
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: Battle Beyond The Stars St.Exmin Valkyrie build
Replies: 12
Views: 3024

Dude! I hated the movie, I still hate "Nell", but I love this ship! Great job!
by Ramsayman
Wed Feb 10, 2016 7:59 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Translating a paint guide?
Replies: 4
Views: 1467

Is that the case for all of these Japanese kits? I have a few and just wasn't smart enough to ask here. :P
by Ramsayman
Thu Jan 01, 2015 7:36 pm
Forum: Traveling Model II
Topic: Team Hosers! (or whatever...)
Replies: 133
Views: 37296

Cool! Too bad I can't be part of this - I think it would be fun.
by Ramsayman
Mon Aug 04, 2014 9:28 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Straightening Resin
Replies: 4
Views: 2597

It was fairly thin and flat - I managed to use just Tap hot water and it straightened right out! Problem solved! For now. I'm guessing that if it's a thicker piece, then hotter water? I'm afraid to use a hair dryer on these things, as I've actually ruined a piece that way once before.
by Ramsayman
Sat Aug 02, 2014 11:05 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Straightening Resin
Replies: 4
Views: 2597

Straightening Resin

Quick question - I realize in order to straighten resin parts you're supposed to put it in hot water - but how hot? Tap hot or boiling hot? Never needed to straighten these parts before - I've been really lucky with my resin kits so far! But now I've got on that needs a bit of help.
by Ramsayman
Wed Jun 04, 2014 12:03 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: What can use to seal sharpie markers?
Replies: 6
Views: 3347

:shock: No! Future does NOT work! Found out the hard way....
by Ramsayman
Fri Mar 21, 2014 11:55 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 6
Views: 2500

Welcome! I'm sure we can learn from you as well!
by Ramsayman
Tue Oct 08, 2013 5:52 pm
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: wire stripping small gauge wire issue
Replies: 4
Views: 1693

I use my teeth.
by Ramsayman
Wed Jul 10, 2013 1:01 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Brush painting small, irregularly shaped details?
Replies: 6
Views: 2479

I just use a "very fine" brush (sometimes even one bristle) and a light that I have with a magnifyer that looks like this!

It takes ALOT of patience. But that lamp makes it significantly easier!
by Ramsayman
Thu Jul 04, 2013 8:45 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Help w/ Word War Robot-style weathering
Replies: 9
Views: 2893

You could just build them all out of metal, then leave them outside for a few years. :D

Actually, this is all some great advice.
by Ramsayman
Mon Apr 15, 2013 6:20 pm
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: Ralph McQuarrie Y-Wing
Replies: 5
Views: 3497

It's be fun to get a kit made of this. Since there's a McQuarrie X-Wing and A-Wing.
by Ramsayman
Sun Apr 14, 2013 4:31 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: building a model into a kitting master help needed
Replies: 5
Views: 4231

Good advice! Just working on a possible master now myself. Glad I read this!
by Ramsayman
Mon Apr 08, 2013 6:44 pm
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: Babylon 5, Wing Commander Models (3D Printing)
Replies: 12
Views: 13309

Those look great! I'd love to see the Wing Commander stuff in 1/72 though. Not into gaming miniatures - but the detail looks fantastic!
by Ramsayman
Fri Nov 16, 2012 1:12 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Adapter to attach Paasche airbrush to Iwata hose?
Replies: 5
Views: 2068

Just reading the title of this thread made me go "wha?" It sounds like Engrish or something. :P
by Ramsayman
Fri Sep 07, 2012 1:15 am
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: Major, MAJOR score!
Replies: 6
Views: 3412

=P~
by Ramsayman
Sun Jul 08, 2012 8:31 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Question about decals
Replies: 3
Views: 1384

Okay, I'll try to pick some up tomorrow. Yeah, they were applied over a gloss - but it was a gloss finish color, not a clear gloss. I've never had trouble with this before.
by Ramsayman
Sun Jul 08, 2012 11:47 am
Forum: Construction
Topic: Question about decals
Replies: 3
Views: 1384

Question about decals

I'm usually pretty good at applying decals, but I've got a kit that my decals are across a lot of uneven surface - they looked good when they were wet they, but now that they've dried they've lifted and they're not going down into the dips. I didn't use a decal set, but I've been using a decal solve...
by Ramsayman
Sat Jun 23, 2012 12:28 am
Forum: The One-Day Build Challenge
Topic: Questions
Replies: 8
Views: 4392

CRAP! I just went and built a whole pile of it, painting and everything, and completely forgot to take any pictures! AAAAARGH!!!! Doesn't look like I'll be done in a day anyway. Have to try again before the 30th.....
by Ramsayman
Thu Jun 21, 2012 12:41 am
Forum: The One-Day Build Challenge
Topic: Questions
Replies: 8
Views: 4392

Sorry. Scratch that, I found them here http://www.starshipmodeler.net/talk/vie ... hp?t=99819 .

Kinda helps to look first before asking....... :oops:
by Ramsayman
Thu Jun 21, 2012 12:39 am
Forum: The One-Day Build Challenge
Topic: Questions
Replies: 8
Views: 4392

What are the rules?
by Ramsayman
Fri Feb 03, 2012 9:33 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Future polish in SoCal?
Replies: 9
Views: 2539

That's good to know! I was just out yesterday and couldn't find Future anywhere! Now I'll have to look again!
by Ramsayman
Tue Jan 31, 2012 6:03 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Future floor polish
Replies: 267
Views: 148584

Hmmmm.....
by Ramsayman
Sun Jan 08, 2012 7:16 pm
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: 3D Printers for Home
Replies: 12
Views: 6630

Yeah, I fiigured the resolution might be on the low side. But a friend of mine wants an excuse to build one, so I figure it might work for some good basic shapes, then detail it up after.
by Ramsayman
Thu Jan 05, 2012 5:44 pm
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: 3D Printers for Home
Replies: 12
Views: 6630

3D Printers for Home

Anyone heard of these?

http://reprap.org/wiki/Main_Page
http://www.fabathome.org/
http://www.makerbot.com/

They're a build your own kind of thing.
by Ramsayman
Wed Jan 04, 2012 5:56 pm
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: Place to buy greebles?
Replies: 30
Views: 17232

Andrew Gorman wrote:Lego parts can work too!
Uh, yeah... but don't tell your kids you're raiding thier LEGO bin. :oops:
by Ramsayman
Tue Aug 23, 2011 12:22 am
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: Anybody know anything about light sheet?
Replies: 22
Views: 9303

Been looking for this stuff, great thread!